Admin Blurb for Website
As we approach the end of this school year and prepare for September, many details are being considered. We would also like take this opportunity to acknowledge the very positive and continual support from the HGI parent community.
To our surprise, Henry Izatt, himself, visited HGI on June 9. It was a pleasure to show him the school and have the opportunity for conversation. He was delighted with his “namesake”.
The grade 4 students from Whyte Ridge spent the afternoon on June 9 at HGI becoming more familiar with the staff and the facility. Our Grade 8 and Grade 9 students are preparing for their exams. “Life and Learning” activities for all grade levels will take place on June 23 and 24, followed by the Talent Show on June 25. Our Grade 9 students will have their special Farewell Evening at the Caboto Center on June 26.
Our multimedia skills are growing at HGI. These will be highlighted in the annual “Video Fest” on the afternoon of June 11 and at the additional “HGI Movie Night” on June 23 in the evening. This movie night is the cause of much anticipation. The tickets sold out quickly. There will be a second movie night at the school on June 24 for those people who want to see the three movies.
On our final school day, June 27, we will be presenting the HGI’s “Celebration of Learning” from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. followed by the family BBQ. Families are invited to attend this event that highlights many facets of our school program.
Final progress reports will be available on line starting June 27. If you have had any difficulty with accessing progress reports online, please let us know as soon as possible, so we may remedy this.
School supply lists for the 2014 – 2015 school year will be posted on the HGI website.
This time of year brings many changes. This year we have staff members who are moving to exciting new opportunities:
Nancy Andrews – joining HGI as a Grade 6 Teacher
Tim Fast – will be retiring and beginning new adventures; Congratulations Tim!
Sean Giesbrecht – joining HGI as a Grade 7 Teacher
Virginia Helmer – moving to the Divisional Music Consultant role half time; remaining at HGI as half time Band Teacher
Keli MacDonald – moving to Grade 7 at Arthur Leach
Erwin Maguire – joining HGI as Resource
Karen Mueller – moving to a Secretarial position at Westdale
Jenna Neuendorff – moving to Grade 6 at Arthur Leach
Matt Neufeld – joining HGI as a Band Teacher
Darren Oughton – moving to Vice Principal at Arthur Leach
Sarah Penner – joining HGI as a Phys Ed Teacher
Michael Pizzi – joining HGI as our Vice Principal
Chris Roe – moving into half-time Resource at HGI; remaining as a classroom teacher half-time
Jane Rowland – moving to EAL and Literacy Support at Bonnycastle School
Cheryl Smith – moving to Senior Years Resource at Oak Park
Lisa Templeton – joining HGI as a Grade 6 Teacher
Brendan Thompson – joining the Winnipeg Sympony Orchestra
Deondra Peters – moving to a Phys Ed position at Fort Richmond
Sara Wiebe – moving to Senior Years Resource at Shaftsbury
Deb Yacheson – will remain half time at HGI as Music/Choral teacher; she will be joining the Pacific Junction team as half time Music Teacher
This list represents a great many changes at HGI. Currently teacher teams are meeting with excitement, sharing information and preparing positively for our 2014 – 2015 school year. There is much enthusiasm within these new teams.
Our school office will be open on August 27 with the orientation and tour for new families on August 29 at 2:00 p.m.
The HGI team wishes each of you a safe and happy summer!